BRUSSELS, April 16 (KUNA) -- EU High Representative Catherine Ashton
Tuesday condemned in the strongest terms the latest series of attacks in a
number of Iraqi cities, which have killed dozens of people and left many more
"The High Representative also condemns the recent spate of violence
targeting local politicians and election candidates ahead of the upcoming
provincial elections, including the killing of two more candidates on Sunday.
Electoral violence is unacceptable," said Michael Mann, spokesman for Ashton,
in a statement.
Ashton remains confident that the Iraqi people will remain steadfast in
their continued rejection of attempts to undermine Iraq's transition to
democracy and lasting stability, he added. (end)
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